Upgrading System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller to System Center 2012 R2


Updated: June 1, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 App Controller

This guide will show you how to upgrade from App Controller in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to System Center 2012 R2.


If you are planning to upgrade two or more System Center components, it is important to start by reading the Upgrade Sequencing for System Center 2012 R2 topic.

The order in which you perform component upgrades is important. Failure to follow the correct upgrade sequence might result in component failure for which no recovery options exist. The affected System Center components are:

  1. Orchestrator
  2. Service Manager
  3. Data Protection Manager (DPM)
  4. Operations Manager
  5. Configuration Manager
  6. Virtual Machine Manager
  7. App Controller